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Roman sarcophagus with relief sculptures from Hierapolis . Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, Turkey.<br />
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Sarcophagus With Garland.<br />
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They were widely used in the valley of Menderes from the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. The Nike on the edges and the Eros in the middle of the long sides carry the garlands. There are Medusa masks on the upper spaces of the garlands, sometimes the portraits of the owners of the tombs and some mythological descriptions take place here. Medusa masks symbolise the protection of the tomb where as the garlands symbolise the meeting of the owner in the other world. Ostoteks are also made in the some manner. . Against a grey background

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Roman sarcophagus with relief sculptures from Hierapolis . Hierapolis Archaeology Museum, Turkey.

Sarcophagus With Garland.

They were widely used in the valley of Menderes from the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. The Nike on the edges and the Eros in the middle of the long sides carry the garlands. There are Medusa masks on the upper spaces of the garlands, sometimes the portraits of the owners of the tombs and some mythological descriptions take place here. Medusa...
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